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Integrated interpretation of seismic and magnetotelluric data on Shurab diapirs in Qom basin, Central Iran
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering. Institute of Geophysics, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
Institute of Geophysics, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5600-5375
2019 (English)In: Acta Geophysica, ISSN 1895-6572, E-ISSN 1895-7455, Vol. 67, no 4, p. 1071-1090Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In recent decades, diapirs are frequently used for CO2 and natural gas storage due to their extremely impermeable and non-reactive characteristics. Among various approaches, we use an integrated interpretation approach to resolve the diapir no. 4 belonging to the Shurab diapirs (SD). The SD is a group of diapirs that have pierced to the surface of the Qom basin of Central Iran, which is a candidate for natural gas storages. The complex geology of the SD is the main cause that previous 2D seismic surveys across the diapir could not provide required information to propose any location for any exploration borehole. Consequentially, 28 magnetotelluric (MT) and 1 audio-magnetotelluric station were measured along a SW-NE profile. Dimensionality and strike analysis for all stations is done by the use of phase tensor analysis. We used the nonlinear conjugate gradient algorithm to invert the TE- and TM-modes data simultaneously in 2D. The resistivity model was compared with the interpreted results of the post-stack depth migration model using seismic attributes. In order to extract the determinative geological information from the low-quality seismic section, envelope, variance, sweetness and instantaneous frequencies attributes were used. The integrated interpretation of the seismic and MT data resolves a precise geometry of the salt body, location of the dense part of the diapir as well as the tectonics around the diapir. The integrated interpretation of seismic and MT data of diapir no. 4 resulted in an exploration drilling program.

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Springer, 2019. Vol. 67, no 4, p. 1071-1090
Keywords [en]
Integrated interpretation, Magnetotelluric, Natural gas storage, Qom basin, Shurab diapirs, seismic
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Geophysics
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Exploration Geophysics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-74962DOI: 10.1007/s11600-019-00286-2ISI: 000476529200005Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85065550470OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-74962DiVA, id: diva2:1330202
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Validerad;2019;Nivå 2;2019-08-19 (johcin)

Available from: 2019-06-25 Created: 2019-06-25 Last updated: 2019-08-19Bibliographically approved

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